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Puget Sound Mobile Grooming
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia A.
Verified review

Arrived promptly as scheduled with a smile on her face and, warmly, greeted the dogs. She showed me the grooming van and assured me off what services would be done. Both dogs came back smelling fantastic with clean ears, teeth, fur and manicured paws :) highly recommended!!

Pavlov's Pets
from 2 reviews
    Nicole S.
    Verified review

    Marni is absolutely the best! She goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for my dogs. She follows instructions meticulously, asks all the right questions, and is extremely responsible and trustworthy. Her love of animals is evident in how she interacts with them and makes the effort to learns their specific needs and characters. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of high quality, reliable pet care.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa C.
    Verified review

    Went well. Could use a larger space to let cats stretch their legs like the dogs do.

    from 1 review
      William R.
      Verified review

      Casey is absolutely phenomenal with dogs. She is very reliable and seems to almost be able to talk with them. I can't recommend her highly enough.

      from 1 review
        Erin R.
        Verified review

        Genaviv is an expert at organizing. She came over to clean and organize files and my closet. Not a single surface was left untouched, and my closet has never been so uncluttered. In addition, she noticed my dog pacing and even let her out to use the restroom while she worked. Her attention to detail and expert skills were so appreciated!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Cassandra K.
        Verified review

        Dinah is fantastic! She's reliable, trustworthy, flexible, and most importantly our dogs just love her! We have been with Dinah for a year now. She walks our two dogs three times or more per week while my fiancé and I work long shifts at a hospital 30 minutes away. We are able to focus on our work without worry that our dogs will be cared for. I highly recommend her!

        • 4 years in business

        My work stands out from others because in the end you will have a happy well mannered dog. Your dog will be taught to respond to you not just me. If needed, I offer my phone for any problems that may arise after training.


        I am a California native, and I enjoy being outdoors, walking and hiking. I love dogs and enjoy walking them.


        Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting


        Dog grooming packages include the following: * Basic Groom -- This includes shampoo, blow dry, brush, loose hair removal, ear cleaning (plucking upon request), and nail trim (grinding if pet allows). * Full Groom -- It includes the basic groom plus haircut, full undercoat removal and de-shedding treatment. * Ala Carte -- All services are available individually. It includes medicated baths, nail trims (call ahead to check availability; no appointment is necessary), hand scissoring, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, facial trim, sanitary trim, and pad trim.


        I pick up and drop off from the clients home. I offer kennel free boarding in my warm cozy house instead of a cold concrete floored warehouse. The dogs get out everyday to a park or walk or a hike in the mountains. Ive been in business 10 years and am licensed, bonded and insured. check out the great photo gallery on my website.


        I offer the following pet care services: * walk and play visits for dogs and cats * private boarding in my home for small dogs * pet sitting in your home If you are uneasy about placing your pet in a kennel during your vacation, consider personal care in my home or yours. I never take more than 2 dogs at a time into my home; they will be walked frequently, and they will get a lot of play time and individual attention. Call me for a "meet and greet" and for my rates.


        I offer easy, basic obedience for your beloved pooch. It's fun and gratifying to have your best friend obey. Also, obedience makes for a trustworthy pet. I love dogs, and have trained my own. I can do it for you, too. My basic obedience will also free up your time. You will come home to a pet that is well behaved and personable. I'm excited to help your dog become the fun, loving and enjoyable companion that you desire.


        I have been training dogs of all breeds for over 20 years now, and I am a member of the Pet Training Association club. I am also the author of the Dog Training System.

        • 32 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack

        We are positive method training service but with multiple types of trainers


        Cat and dog cleaning is available. This includes pet walking, litter changing, housecleaning pet areas and apartment cleaning. I am willing to negotiate on what needs to be done and how thorough an area needs to be cleaned. I do not offer deep cleaning. However, I will provide all cleaning products and devices with exceptions.

        • 7 years in business

        I provide personalized care for you and your dog. Kennels can often be overcrowded and intimidating for dogs. I tried leaving my dog, Charlie, in a kennel once and will never do it again. I know how important it is for your dog to be in a comfortable environment while you travel. I have insurance protection through Rover.com & will send you regular photo updates of your pup having a great time. All payments are handled electronically through Rover, so payment is quick and easy.

        • 13 years in business

        Proven and consistent results. Local, Regional, and National level dog sport competitors.


        We are a doggy day care and boarding facility. We also provide grooming in the same building. We are a no-kennel day care and boarding. We are for dogs under 40 pounds.


        I am 115% about animals. I always want them happy no anxiety


        I am an animal lover and activist who is providing dog walking services to pups living in the South Puget Sound. I am an energetic and an active dog walker.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        What is included in a dog grooming?

        Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

        Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

        What is a dog groomer?

        A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

        What is a dog groomer?

        Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

        A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

        What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

        It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

        • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
        • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
        • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
        • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
        • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
        • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.

        How much does it cost to groom a dog?

        Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

        • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
        • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
        • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
        • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
        • Wash and dry: $60
        • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
        • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut
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